Bart Mendoza 9 p.m., Dec. 17
RIYL: The Skank Agents, Black Flag, NOFX, Leftover Crack, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish
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Inception: Poway, 2005
Current Status: The band is currently recording their first album with Ted G. from Dr.Skavra and Blapunkt.
Influences: Less Than Jake, Green Day, Big D and the Kids Table, Reel Big Fish, the Replacements, Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, TSOL, Leftover Crack, Citizen Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, the Specials, the English Beat, NOFX, Blink 182
The Useless Idols were formed in 2005 by Ben Hood (guitar, vocals) and Matt Rogers. In early 2008, brothers Noah Babcock (guitar) and Jonah Babcock (drums) joined the group.
Hood lists his influences as Joe Strummer, Tim Armstrong, Frank Iero, and Garth Brooks. Noah Babcock likes metal, the Replacements, and Black Flag, while bassist Matt Rogers draws inspiration from Paul McCartney and Matt Freedman.